Portrait of Patrick Humbert

Patrick Humbert

Patrick Humbert is Professor of Cancer Biology and Co-Head of Cancer Research at La Trobe University.

In 2001, Patrick was awarded a Special Fellowship from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. He has since been a multiple recipient of Career Development Fellowships, has had continuous federal, national and international funding for his laboratory’s research program, and is currently a Senior Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. In 2016, Patrick moved his laboratory to the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences (LIMS) at La Trobe University.

After completing a PhD in immunology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Patrick undertook postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cancer Research Centre (USA) where he made seminal contributions to the understanding of tumour growth and proliferation.

In 2000, Patrick returned to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where he set up his own independent research laboratory with a major focus on the study of the genetic control of tissue architecture and how the disorganisation of organs leads to cancer initiation and metastasis.